MEGA-SIZE Team Reveal: Mega Man developer Inti Creates! WHAAAAAT?!
W-A-R-N-I-N-G-! Tie down your inner fanboy… We’re pleased to announce that Mega Man developer Inti Creates is working on Shantae: Half-Genie Hero! If you’re not familiar with Inti Creates, they’re the studio behind Mega Man 9 & 10, the Mega Man Zero Series on Game Boy Advance, and Mega Man ZX and ZX Advent....and now Mighty No. 9!
In September of 2011, mysterious Shantae fan art appeared in the gallery of Inti Creates employee Makoto Yabe (aka KOU). At KOU’s suggestion, Matt Bozon reached out to Inti Creates President and CEO Takuya Aizu to see if his studio would like to collaborate on Shantae. By the end of the year, Inti Creates was hired-on for Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse, and has since continued on with Shantae: Half-Genie Hero.
Inti Creates has developed key artwork, concepts, and character illustrations for the Shantae series; many of which you’ve already seen both here, and in our 3DS PAX demo. We are thrilled to finally reveal them as official members of the Half-Genie Hero team.
To celebrate, you'll see “Shantae & Beck” high-fiving over at the Mighty No. 9 Kickstarter page (illustration by Inti Creates & Comcept). And you’ll see a similar image on this page (at the top) by WayForward’s animation team. Amusingly, we did not collaborate on these images – yet much like our Kickstarter dates, they’re surprisingly similar! Seriously, compare them… its uncanny.
At this time we’d like to extend a very heart-felt thank you to Keiji Inafune and his team for their support! Mr. Inafune has been an inspiration to us for many years, and we’re extremely excited to see his project come to fruition. You can thank them as well by visiting Mighty No. 9’s Kickstarter page and making a pledge.
But before you go, keep scrolling! Below you’ll find jaw-dropping images of the Shantae Universe as seen through the eyes of Mega Man developer Inti Creates!